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Brenda Holloway

Brenda Holloway is an American singer and songwriter, a recording artist for Motown Records during the 1960s. Her best-known recordings are the soul hits, "Every Little Bit Hurts", "When I'm Gone", "You've Made Me So Very Happy." The latter, which she co-wrote, was widely popularized when it became a Top Ten hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears. She left Motown after four years, at the age of 22, retired from the music industry until the 1990s, after her recordings had become popular on the British "Northern soul" scene, she was born in Atascadero, California on June 21, 1946, the eldest of three children to Wade and Johnnie Mae Holloway. In 1948, she and her infant brother, Wade, Jr. moved with their parents to the Watts section of Los Angeles where her sister, was born in 1951. Brenda took up violin and piano and sang in her church choir, as well as developing a love of classical music. At the age of 14, Brenda began working on demonstration records and singing backup for Los Angeles-based R&B acts, with the young Patrice.

In 1962, she made her recording debut with the single, "Hey Fool", released on the small Donna record label. That same year, at the age of 16, she recorded the first version of Ed Cobb's ballad, "Every Little Bit Hurts", released as a single by Del-Fi Records, she recorded duets with Hal Davis for the Minasa and Snap labels, worked with other local recording artists. After graduating from Jordan High School, she studied music at Compton Community College. In late 1963, she was invited by Davis to a deejay's party which Motown CEO Berry Gordy Jr. was attending, lip-synced to Mary Wells' hit "You Beat Me to the Punch". Gordy was impressed by Holloway's looks, subsequently by her vocal power, opted to sign her to Motown. Holloway was 17 at the time, was Motown's first West Coast signing. After signing with Motown's Tamla division, Holloway was given the option either to move to Detroit to record at Motown's Hitsville studios or stay in Los Angeles where Motown began hiring West Coast staffers. Holloway chose to stay in Los Angeles for the time being, her early Motown records were produced there by Hal Davis and Marc Gordon.

Holloway's first recording was "Every Little Bit Hurts", a song she had recorded two years earlier while working as a session musician. Holloway was reluctant to record the song, said she was upset during the sessions. Released in April 1964, three months before Holloway's eighteenth birthday, the song peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100, winning her a spot on Motown's Motortown Revue, she was regarded as a talented singer. According to one biographical article, Holloway's vocal style was relaxed, yet she was able to create tension and exercise control, she was masterful in her ability to produce rich timbres. With innovative articulation, a deft control of dynamics, a flair for dramatic performances, Holloway was a singer's singer. In 1964, Holloway won a spot on Dick Clark's "Caravan of Stars" tour on the condition that then-struggling Motown girl group The Supremes join them. During the tour, the Supremes' star rose following the release of "Where Did Our Love Go". Motown issued Holloway's debut album, Every Little Bit Hurts, released the modestly successful ballad, "I'll Always Love You", which reached no. 60 on the pop chart.

When Mary Wells, Motown's first solo hit-maker, left the label, Motown began billing Holloway as the next female solo star and soon had Holloway recording several songs intended for Wells, including her next top 40 single, "When I'm Gone", which like many of Wells' hit singles, had been composed by Smokey Robinson. This time, Holloway recorded the song in Detroit. Released in early 1965, the song reached number 13 on the R&B chart. Motown issued her version of a song, recorded by Wells, "Operator"; the song only produced Holloway began dealing with issues with the label. Holloway was one of the few Motown artists not to attend the label's grooming school and was sometimes chastised by some of Motown's staff, including Gordy and Robinson, for performing and dressing "too much like Tina Turner"; some of the Detroit staff regarded her as temperamental and a "troublemaker", the company focused attention on its most successful acts, notably the Supremes. A follow-up album, to have been called Hurtin' and Cryin', was scrapped by the label, Holloway began to consider that she was being disregarded by the company in part because she was not based in Detroit.

However, she gained an opening spot on The Beatles' US tour in 1965, a repeat of the group having Mary Wells open for them on their UK tour earlier that year. Unlike Wells and Jackie DeShannon, who opened for The Beatles, Holloway's performances as an opening act were taped and recorded when The Beatles held their landmark Shea Stadium show on August 15 of that year. Holloway's successes led to her being an in-demand television celebrity. In early 1967, Tamla released "Just Look What You've Done", which produced Holloway's best chart showing in two years, reaching no. 69 on the pop chart and no. 21 on the R&B chart. In 1967, the label issued a Holloway composition, "You've Made Me So Very Happy", which she co-wrote with her sister Patrice. Berry Gordy was allowed to change a few notes on the musical composition, giving him a songwriting credit together with the record's producer, Frank Wilson; this led to Holloway's third top forty pop single, with the song reaching no. 39 on the Hot 100 and no. 40 on the R&B chart.

Her second album, The Artistry of Brenda Holloway, was released in 1


Choanozoa is a clade of opisthokont eukaryotes consisting of the choanoflagellates and the animals. The sister-group relationship between the choanoflagellates and animals has important implications for the origin of the animals; the clade was identified in 2015 by Graham Sören Jensen, who used the name Apoikozoa. The 2018 revision of the classification first proposed by the International Society of Protistologists in 2012 recommends the use of the name Choanozoa. A close relationship between choanoflagellates and animals has long been recognised, dating back at least to the 1840s. A striking and famous similarity between the single-celled choanoflagellates and multicellular animals is provided by the collar cells of sponges and the overall morphology of the choanoflagellate cell; the relationship has since been confirmed by multiple molecular analyses This proposed homology was however been thrown into some doubt in 2013 by the still controversial suggestion that ctenophores, not sponges, are the sister group to all other animals.

More recent genomic work has suggested that choanoflagellates possess some of the important genetic machinery necessary for the multicellularity found in animals. A synonym for the Choanozoa, derives from the ancient Greek for "colony" and "animal", referring to the ability of both animals and choanoflagellates to form multicellular units. While animals are permanently multicellular, the colony-building choanoflagellates are only sometimes so, which raises the question of whether or not the colony building ability in both groups was present at the base of the entire clade, or whether it was independently derived within the animals and choanoflagellates. In either case, these two groups are the only heterotrophs known to form colonies; the name "Choanozoa" was used by Thomas Cavalier-Smith in 1991 to refer to a group of basal protists that proved not to form a clade. Adl et al. regard the name as appropriate for the clade of choanoflagellates and animals, since the Greek choanē, meaning'funnel', refers to the collar, a synapomorphy of the clade.

They reject the name "Apoikozoa" as being neither formally defined nor appropriate, since it refers to the ability to form colonies, not unique to this clade. Although the last common ancestor of the Choanozoa cannot be reconstructed with certainty and Jensen suggest that these organisms formed benthic colonies that competed for space amongst other mat-forming organisms known to have existed during the Ediacaran Period some 635–540 million years ago; as such they would form an important link between the unicellular ancestors of the animals and the enigmatic "Ediacaran" organisms known from this interval, thus allowing some sort of reconstruction of the earliest animals and their ecology. In the following cladogram, an indication is given of how many million years ago the clades diverged into newer clades; the holomycota tree follows Tedersoo et al

Full Blown Possession

Full Blown Possession is the fifth full-length album by Memphis indie rock band The Grifters. "Re-Entry Blues" – 3:56 "Fireflies" – 4:18 "Spaced Out" – 4:52 "Centuries" – 4:28 "Sweetest Thing" – 5:06 "Happy" – 5:26 "Wickedthing" – 4:48 "Bloody Thirsty Lovers" – 3:00 "Hours" – 4:19 "You Be the Stranger" – 4:47 "Cigarette" – 4:38 "Contact Me Now" – 5:28 The song "Spaced Out" was re-recorded by David Shouse in 1999 for his solo project Those Bastard Souls. Stan Gallimore – Drums Tripp Lamkins – Bass, Moog, Electric Piano Dave Shouse – Vocals, Piano, Harmonica Scott Taylor – Vocals, Organ, Mellotron Doug Easley – Weird Sound on Centuries John Stivers – Guitar on You Be The Stranger Skronkadelic Rhythm Factory – on Contact Photography by Dan Ball Chair Painting by Tobin Sprout Full Blown Possession cover drawing by Tripp Lamkins Layout by J. Saaed Recorded by Doug Easley, Davis McCain & Stuart Sikes at Easley's, Tennessee Recorded by Neil Martin & Jenny Hall at Sun Studios Beale Street, Tennessee Mixed by Nick Sansano Mastered by John Golden at John Gold Mastering, Newbury Park, California

Leopoldo Gout

Leopoldo Gout is a film director, producer and painter. Born in Mexico, he studied Contemporary Art at Central Saint Martins in London, now resides in New York City, his artwork has been displayed in the West Collection Gallery of Pennsylvania. Films which he has produced have been shown at The Cannes 2011 International Film Festival and have aired on NBC, he has been involved in various film and television projects, including films with the author James Patterson, such as the major adaptation, Alex Cross. Gout was a producer for the THQ video-game Leela, which uses motion controls and immersive psychedelic environments to allow the player to connect with their sub-conscience. Leopoldo co-wrote, co-directed, was an executive producer on Little Spirit: Christmas in New York, which first aired on 10 December 2008 on NBC. Little Spirit features the voice of songs written by Duncan Sheik. Leopoldo Gout was a producer of the 2009 short film Passage, directed by Shekhar Kapur. Leopoldo served as a producer and second unit director on the 2011 film Dias de Gracia, directed by his brother, Evarardo Valerio Gout.

The film screened at the Cannes 2011 International Film Festival, received a positive review from The Hollywood Reporter. The film was made by the Mexico-based Casa B Productions. Gout produced the 2012 adaptation of the novel by James Patterson; the film starred Jean Reno, Matthew Fox, Tyler Perry. Gout is the executive producer of an adaptation of the James Patterson novel; the CBS series stars Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Billy Burke. Beginning in 2015, the series is now in its third season. Gout executive produced the 2015 3D nature documentary film Aldabra, narrated by Pierce Brosnan. Gout co-produced the 2016 film Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, based on a James Patterson novel. Gout was executive producer of the CBS series Instinct, which began in 2017 and starred Alan Cumming. Gout served as an originating and Executive Producer on Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut, Molly's Game; the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera and Chris O'Dowd.

Published in 2008 by Harper Collins, Ghost Radio is Leopoldo Gout’s first novel. Each chapter begins with an engraving; the book is a paranormal suspense thriller. Fellow author and collaborator James Patterson describes it as reminiscent of the early work of Stephen King. Intended to be a graphic novel, Gout says of his work “the words started to overwhelm the images” at which point he switched away from the graphic format, opting instead to do a traditional novel which includes some illustrations; each chapter begins with an engraving. Kirkus Review writes, "Palpable visible cross-cultural creepiness that never lets up: smart thrills." Leopoldo Gout Collaborated with James Patterson on a graphic novel addition to the Daniel X book series. Daniel X hunts outlaw aliens after the responsibility is passed down to him when his parents are killed; this collaboration is James Patterson’s first time working on a graphic novel. Published by Feiwel & Friends in 2016, 200 hacking/programming/engineering geniuses gather from around the world to go head to head in a competition designed by India's youngest CEO, Kiran Biswas.

The story follows three bright teenagers: Rex and Cai. Published by Macmillan in 2017, the sequel follows Rex and Cai's mission to find Alex's brother, save Tunde's village from the hands of a corrupt warlord and stop Kiran's attempts at global takeover. Cambio - Organized by artist Kenny Schachter, CAMBIO was a series of group shows that took place in temporary spaces with a strong geographic thread: half of the artists lived in Mexico and the other half lived in the United States. Tricia Collins Contemporary Art New NYC Art Gout has established the Genius Foundation to follow the intellectual property of his Genius series that, in partnership with Arizona State University, supports children from disadvantaged communities. Sunday Eagle Tribune, February 8, 2009 School Library Journal, February 1, 2009 Common Sense Media Leopoldo Gout and Deepak Chopra podcast The Henry Ford of Books CBS Orders Crime Drama Pilot Starring Alan Cumming, Craig Turk Legal Drama Aldabra

Aiguille Peak

Aiguille Peak is a peak located on the Canadian provincial boundary of Alberta and British Columbia in Banff National Park. It was named in 1915 by Arthur O. Wheeler. "Aiguille" is French for "needle" and is a mountaineering term for a sharp-ridged summit. Aiguille Peak is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny. Based on the Köppen climate classification, Aiguille Peak is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. Precipitation runoff from the peak drains east to the Mistaya River, or west into tributaries of the Blaeberry River. List of peaks on the British Columbia-Alberta border List of mountains of Alberta Mountains of British Columbia Aiguille Peak close-up photo: Flickr